Canyon Lake Community Resource & Recreation Center meals pantry devoted to honor Dr. James C. Curry | Community Alert


The Canyon Lake Community Resource & Recreation Center’s (CRRC) meals pantry has been formally named the Dr. James C. Curry Food Pantry after the meals scientist who has devoted his life to meals analysis and improvement whereas giving again to the group.

Curry was honored at a dedication ceremony on the middle’s meals pantry the place he additionally offered a $250,000 examine to the middle on Wednesday morning with CRRC Canyon Lake board members, workers and volunteers in attendance.

Canyon Lake Community Recreation & Resource Center (CRRC)

Sean Bailey, Canyon Lake Community Recreation & Resource Center (CRRC) govt director, left, and Dr. James C. Curry take part in CRRC’s meals pantry dedication ceremony Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The pantry which serves over 4,500 households was renamed the “Dr. James C. Curry Food Pantry.”

His beneficiant donation of $50,000 goes on to the meals pantry and $200,000 is getting used as an endowment that can allow CRRC Canyon Lake to proceed its packages and assist them to raised serve the group via meals help.

Curry’s background in meals science has led to meals innovations that stretch into outer area and extra all the way down to earth concoctions akin to tortilla chip seasoning and cheese sauces. The enterprise proprietor and philanthropist’s passions prolong to gardening — a skillset he has used to assist CRRC Canyon Lake’s backyard.

“We’re very grateful for his donation to CRRC, but also just what he’s been able to add to the value of the garden, and our gardening tips and kind of empowering our clients and our gardeners to grow their own food,” CRRC Canyon Lake Executive Director Sean Bailey mentioned.

CRRC Canyon Lake’s group backyard produces about 2,000 kilos of produce annually, which helps inventory the meals pantry with recent produce.

Canyon Lake Community Recreation & Resource Center (CRRC)

Dr. James C. Curry, middle, presents a donation of $250,000 to the Canyon Lake Community Recreation & Resource Center to profit the meals pantry and group backyard, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Canyon Lake.

In its mission to teach the group, the middle offers assets and data to those that are concerned with rising their very own meals utilizing the backyard as a instructing software. To proceed group training, Curry plans to contribute gardening movies and directions on-line to assist folks develop into higher gardeners and supply wholesome recipes.

“I hate these people that go ‘you got a green thumb,’” Curry mentioned jokingly. “No, you just haven’t learned the proper technique. Everyone’s got a green thumb, it’s just you gotta know the technique.”

While the backyard helps to maintain the meals pantry’s collection of produce, weekly shipments from the San Antonio Food Bank, and retail shipments from Walmart, Target and H-E-B for issues like meat, bread and dry items preserve the operation going.

Canyon Lake Community Recreation & Resource Center (CRRC)

Canyon Lake Community Recreation & Resource Center volunteers Jenny Ayala, left, and Maureen Minter work on the pantry Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Canyon Lake.

“Ours is like a mini food bank, if you will, but it’s a food pantry so people come in and they shop for produce, meats, vegetables, bread, and whatever they need is on the shelves,” Bailey mentioned.

In addition to meals, the pantry, which feeds 4,500 households yearly, carries diapers, hygiene gadgets and meals for family pets. To support with food-related help, CRRC Canyon Lake additionally has a Meals on Wheels program.

Along with the meals pantry, CRRC Canyon Lake is house to a group and recreation middle and a thrift retailer, which offers gadgets like clothes and furnishings. The middle additionally provides well being and wellness providers like fundamental wellness checkups and dispenses medical tools to those that can’t afford it.

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Canyon Lake Community Recreation & Resource Center (CRRC) Operations Assistant/Warehouse Manager Mike Griesing types canned items within the pantry warehouse Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Canyon Lake.

For extra info on CRRC Canyon Lake or to learn the way to donate or volunteer for a few of these packages and providers go to their web site at

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